Europe shares turn negative on crude, debt worries

LONDON, April 5 (Reuters) – European shares turned negative
in early trade on Tuesday, with caution prevailing as crude
prices rose to 2-1/2-year highs and as euro zone debt troubles
lingered after Moody’s cut Portugal’s debt rating.

By 0814 GMT, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3: Quote, Profile, Research)
index of top shares was down 0.3 percent at 1,138.95 points.

(Reporting by Harpreet Bhal)

Europe shares turn negative on crude, debt worries